National Youth Ministry Awards

The National Catholic Youth Ministry Awards are biennial recognitions of the significant and outstanding contributions made by women and men to the field of Catholic youth ministry. The 2012 National Youth Ministry Awards will be presented on Saturday, December 1 at the end of the Closing Liturgy.

View a List of Previous Recipients.

2010 National Youth Ministry Award Winners

2010 National Youth Ministry Award Winners

2012 Award Recipients and Categories

  • Nancy Housh (Archdiocese of Oklahoma City)
    For Athletics/Camping/Outdoor Ministry
    For significant contributions to youth ministry in the particular areas of athletics, camping, and/or outdoor ministry.
  • Louise ‘Duce’ Dussault (Diocese of Providence)
    For Diocesan Youth Ministry
    For significant contributions in youth ministry on a diocesan level and an outstanding model of service to others in youth ministry. A person who has served as a "keeper of the vision" for comprehensive youth ministry.
  • Michael Norman (Archdiocese of Los Angeles)
    For Diocesan Youth Ministry
    For significant contributions in youth ministry on a diocesan level and an outstanding model of service to others in youth ministry. A person who has served as a "keeper of the vision" for comprehensive youth ministry.
  • Patricia Antonacci (National Catholic Committee for Girl Scouts and Camp Fire/Archdiocese of Philadelphia)
    For Scouting
    For exemplary leadership with Girl Scouts, Camp Fire, or Boy Scouts and significant contributions to the vision, goals, and programs in the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, or Camp Fire organizations.
  • Chip Travers (National Catholic Committee on Scouting/ Diocese of Tucson)
    For Scouting
    For exemplary leadership with Girl Scouts, Camp Fire, or Boy Scouts and significant contributions to the vision, goals, and programs in the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, or Camp Fire organizations.
  • Sarah Snake (St. Augustine’s Indian Mission Parish, Winnebago, Nebraska)
    For Gospel Values of Justice and Peace
    A person who provides models and programs to educate the church community in fulfilling its responsibility to educate youth for justice and to call young people to action on behalf of others. A person whose life models the Gospel values of justice and peace.
  • Carmen Cervantes (Instituto Fe y Vida, Stockton, California)
    For National Youth Ministry
    For significant contributions in youth ministry on a national level impacting the field of youth ministry and/or the NFCYM. A person who has influenced the national church on behalf of the young church and/or those who serve in youth ministry.
  • Bill Casey (Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis)
    For Regional Youth Ministry
    For significant contributions in youth ministry on a regional level,impacting the regional structure of the NFCYM and/or serving as a model of collaboration with neighboring dioceses.
  • Ron Landfair (Diocese of Lansing)
    Multicultural Gifts Category
    For significant contributions to youth ministry in recognizing the gifts and charisms we share as a multicultural church and has enabled others to share their gifts in the larger church.
  • Steve Angrisano (Oregon Catholic Press/Coppell, Texas)
    For Performing Arts
    For significant contributions and influence in the national field of youth ministry through performance, music, and/or artistic contributions.
  • Ann Marie Eckert (Center for Ministry Development/St. Catherine of Siena Church, Ithaca, New York)
    For Training
    For outstanding contributions to the development of youth ministry skills and the professionalization of the field through innovative techniques, creative materials, and practical applications.